November, 29th 2014
The new version of the Gradle plugin gradle-download-task 1.2 has just been released. The plugin provides a
Download task that displays progress information while downloading files, just like Gradle does when it fetches an artifact from a repository.
July, 6th 2014
March, 22nd 2014
I really like how Gradle displays progress while it’s fetching artifacts from Maven repositories, but I was always wondering why you cannot use the same functionality when you’re downloading arbitrary files in your build script. You can of course use Ant’s download task to fetch files, but it does not display progress information. Since I couldn’t find a solution on the Internet I decided to write a plugin.
October, 25th 2013
I was working very hard on the new version of citeproc-java lately and I’m glad to announce that it has just been released. The highlights in version 0.6 are:
September, 16th 2013
I was recently writing a scientific document with AsciiDoc. As usual my toolchain was AsciiDoc → DocBook → FO → PDF. It really worked quite well until I came to the point where manually adding citations and editing the bibliography by hand became really complex and I suddenly found myself yearning for more automation.